Why X Statement and Personal Statement

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Why X Statement and Personal Statement

Postby wildcat25 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:03 am

So for my top school choices, I plan on writing a Why ____ statement to show that I know why I want to attend the school. My question is, is it better to include this information in my personal statement or is it fine to just attach this as a supplemental essay? My personal statement is already at the 2 page limit, so adding this stuff would mean I would have to cut more from the body, which is something I'm trying to avoid. Am I being neurotic or is there any difference?

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Re: Why X Statement and Personal Statement

Postby 2014 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:39 am

Supplemental essay is fine. If you can include information about the school into your PS organically that is great, but schools don't really expect it and a Why X addendum is completely normal. Shoot for roughly a page double spaced though a little shorter or longer is fine too.


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Re: Why X Statement and Personal Statement

Postby sbuzz » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:56 pm

I was thinking of doing the same thing. With the new flex application style is there a way to attach a supplemental essay if there is no actual place listed to upload it? Under attachments it lists each attachment so if it's not listed can we not send one?

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